| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The 16th Annual Ted Hershey Dance & Music Marathon Concert will be held Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m., at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford.
The annual event features dance companies, choreographers and schoolfropm around the state.
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we a musical state? We are indeed. But our performances and organizations tell only part of the story. In some ways, the vitality and range of Connecticut's musical history is best indicated by the large and ever-lengthening roster of notable music...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| May 3, 2011
Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers.
For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Jun 5, 2011
Edward Cumming, outgoing music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, is sticking around town.
Cumming is the new associate professor of conducting and director of orchestral activities at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. During...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Sara Topham, who recently Gwendlyn in Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” with Brian Bedford, plays Miranda in the upcoming Hartford Stage production of “The Tempest.”
She acted for 12 seasons at Stratford (Canada)...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:20 PM
The phone rang Monday night to a group of more than 65 high school students who were rehearsing "West Side Story" at Simsbury High School -- and it was Rita Moreno calling.e
Technical problems trying to connect on Facetime with an IPad 2 caused problems...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 3:23 PM
And what did you do your final year at college? Oh, I played “Hamlet”.
That’s what Mark Ford can say when he takes on the role of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at The Hartt School Thursday through Sunday in the Kent...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Kevin Gray, the Broadway actor-turned-educator, will direct The Hartt School production of the musical “Time After Time,” March 8 to 11 at Millard Auditorium, 200 Bloomfield Ave at the University of Hartford in West Hartford.
The musical is...